Jeanine's approach to art is all about exploration. She loves experimenting with new materials and media. In particular, she is attracted to acrylic because it allows her to work quickly, layering colors and textures. She also enjoys puzzling together mosaics from random pieces and combining the technique and serendipity intrinsic to the printing process.
Born in Peru and raised in Venezuela, Jeanine is drawn to vibrant colors that remind her of the lush green jungles and turquoise Caribbean waters of her childhood. She is a lifelong student and has taken classes on art and art history in the various cities where she has lived (Washington D.C., Madrid, Hartford, London, Lausanne, and Palo Alto), incorporating influences from her host countries into her works.
Teaching has been an important part of Jeanine's artistic journey. In 2012, she co-founded Imagine Creativity Workshops, using art as a vehicle to inspire creative confidence. She also teaches adult workshops on mosaics and other art forms. She helps students discover their creative potential and recognize that art is about enjoyment of the process rather than focusing on the end result. After a 16-month fellowship at Stanford University, Jeanine is back in Switzerland building a program to apply creativity and design thinking to everyday life.